Unless you’re living with zero knowledge of DFTBA in your life, you’ll know The Fault in Our Stars movie has hit cinemas. Although I would like to point out that, Australia got it first! HA. Come on, let me be happy! We got Divergent three whole weeks later than America. Still furious about that, by the way.
Nerdfighters have literally taken of the world right now. If you don’t believe me, just google “tfios” and you’ll be flooded. To some grumpy people, this is clearly over the top. There is The Fault In Our Stars items EVERYWHERE. Fans are up in full force, and there are a lot of them. We’re talking 200,000 Nerdfighters PLUS. And that’s just people in Internet World.
It’s intense, no denying it! But I find it incredibly cool.
Also intimidating. But mostly cool.
So! If you’re going to the see The Fault in Our Stars movie and you want to go in Ultimate Fan Mode — I can help.
Nothing says “I am obsessed” like showing up at the cinemas in full TFIOS garments. I’m not talking about the cute shirt. Come on people! Get your fandom into gear! You need a shirt, pants, shoes, jumper, and hat. Oh, and fingerless gloves. Just because.
No, I didn’t google TFIOS underwear. I didn’t want to know.
Cake is the answer to most things, so I’m hugely happy there’s a TFIOS cupcakes.
Do NOT forget your TFIOS mug. I actually have a slight infatuation with nerdy mugs (as you might remember from previous TTT posts). I would happily own one of these. Or all of them. My favourite is a toss between “Coffee? Coffee” and the “Pedophilic Swing Set”.
Let’s put some coffee in that mug, then!
I’m glad you agree. Always say okay to coffee.
Let’s just start with the walls.
I’m slightly disappointed because I googled “TFIOS curtains” and didn’t find any. Bathmat? Nope. Bedding? No.
Lucky for us, there IS a TFIOS chair. Sort of.
Like a…sane person.
I confess! I own none of these fabulous TFIOS fandom features. But I do own the book. It’s not a special edition or even the movie-cover tie-in. It’s just the book. I really like it.
Although I wouldn’t knock that delicious metallic cover on the end. If it happened to fall into my lap, you know?
It seems a little obsessive, doesn’t it? This is probably the part where I should rant about people jumping in on the marketing ploy and ruining the simplicity of it just being “a good story” or how people are just plain crazy.
But you know? It’s over-the-top, but it’s not bad! There’s a little bit of fandom to suit anyone! I’d be happy with the shoes and mugs, and I mean really happy…but I wouldn’t wear an Okay-Okay necklace. I’m glad there’s options.
I also think it’s intensely amazing that one book has ignited hundreds of thousands of people’s passion. Sure, there are people out there who only care about making TFIOS notebooks because it’ll sell well. But there are also people who are very passionate about being a Nerdfighter and Decreasing World Suck and just reading, because reading makes you a better person.
I refuse to judge an enthusiastic fandom.
But, um, I admit…I did google TFIOS underwear….